Jenny is a Private Tutor and 3rd grade Head Teacher at The Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She graduated from Bank Street College of Education with a Dual Masters in Museum Education and General Elementary Education. Jenny has taught at a number of museums in New York City, including MoMA and The Museum of the City of New York, before entering the classroom full-time. She grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where she created a “classroom” in her basement at the age of 8, to teach her imaginary students each day after school. Jenny attended Connecticut College, and earned a BA in American Studies. Upon graduation, Jenny joined Random House Children’s Books in the marketing department. It didn’t take her long to decide she wasn’t meant to sit behind a computer all day, and soon realized that her 8-year-old self knew best: she belonged in the classroom.
Jenny believes in experiential learning, guiding and supporting her students to make discoveries and build knowledge through their own experiences. Learning in a safe and nurturing environment allows students to make mistakes, which is where growth can happen. Jenny builds her students’ confidence, with the hope that they feel motivated and capable to take chances in their learning.
In academic studies, Jenny is well versed in the Fountas and Pinnell reading program. She has attended the Teacher’s College Writing Institute at Columbia University, which teaches Lucy Calkins’ well-known writing workshop method.
In her time outside of the classroom, Jenny enjoys exploring the city’s many restaurants, as well as trying out new recipes in her own kitchen. She can often be spotted riding her bike along the Hudson bike path or attending a Broadway show.